Craig Bartlett

Craig Bartlett

Craig Michael Bartlett (born October 18, 1956 in Seattle, Washington) is an animator best known for creating the television series Hey Arnold! His first job, after graduating from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, was at Will Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon. Besides working on Hey Arnold! he also worked for Rugrats in its first few seasons. He also co-wrote the computer animated film Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby for The Jim Henson Company, as well as The Skrumps for the same company. He also directed a few episodes of The Ren and Stimpy Show.

Even before that, Craig worked on an old comic strip named Arnold which was a precursor of sorts to Hey Arnold! as it featured Arnold, Helga, Harold, and even the beginnings of a few other characters. The strip was featured in Simpsons Illustrated in the early 1990s. Craig also used to do clay animation: he did several versions of Arnold on Sesame Street during that same time, and also did a character named Penny on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

Among his most recent work is the Cartoon Network telefilm Party Wagon, produced as a pilot for an animated TV series about settlers making their way to the northwest. However, CN did not pick up the series.

Craig Bartlett now

Craig Bartlett as of 2017.

In September 2008, a show for pre-schoolers called Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train was picked up by PBS Kids; produced by Henson, this was his first show created by Bartlett to be picked up since Hey Arnold!.[1] The series debuted on most PBS stations on September 7, 2009.[2]

Craig Bartlett is married to Lisa Bartlett née Groening, sister of The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, after whom Lisa Simpson is named.

In Hey Arnold! Craig Bartlett plays several characters, including Brainy and Miles Shortman; Ned is drawn to look like him.

In recent years he became an online activist on social media. He supported the 2017 Women's March, and is one of many cartoonists and creators (along with creators such as Rebecca Sugar and Lauren Faust), to stand up against and put an end to sexism and sexual harrasment in the animation industry, following the Chris Savino and Harvey Weinstein scandals.

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Craig Bartlett appear in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

Voice Credits

Other Credits

Craig is also always credited as Creator, Developer, Original Character Designer, and Executive Producer.

# Episode Credits
Arnold Writer, Storyboard
1 Downtown as Fruits / Eugene's Bike Writer
2 The Little Pink Book / Field Trip Writer
6b Snow Writer
9a Mugged Writer
12b Wheezin' Ed Writer
13b Gerald Comes Over Writer
18b 24 Hours to Live Writer, Director, Storyboard Director
20 Arnold's Christmas Story
23b Four-Eyed Jack Writer
31b Big Caesar Writer
36a Helga's Love Potion Writer
39b What's Opera, Arnold? Writer
40 Arnold's Halloween Writer, Story
45a Helga Blabs It All Writer
50b Gerald's Tonsils Writer
51b The Pig War Writer
52b Cool Party Writer
54a Grandpa's Birthday Writer, Story
56 Arnold's Thanksgiving Writer, Story
57a Girl Trouble Writer, Story
60 Parents Day Writer
61a Eugene's Birthday Writer
67b Chocolate Turtles Writer
72a Back to School Writer, Story
75 Monkeyman! / Buses, Bikes, and Subways Writer
76a Grandpa's Sister Writer
78 Helga on the Couch Writer, Story
84a New Bully on the Block Writer
92a The Racing Mule Writer
94b Grandpa's Packard Writer
97 Timberly Loves Arnold / Eugene, Eugene! Writer, Lyrics
Hey Arnold! The Movie Writer
98 April Fool's Day Writer
99-100 The Journal Writer
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie Writer, Voice Director


See also

External links


  1. The Muppet Newsflash: "Henson Moving Forward with "Dinosaur Train" and "The Skumps"", 9/17/2008.
  2. Official site for "Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train"
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